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Last Updated: Friday, 29 October, 2004, 16:19 GMT 17:19 UK
Hunt protest held at MP's office
Hunting scene
Horse manure was pushed through the letterbox
More than 100 pro-hunt lobbyists have staged a protest outside an MP's West Yorkshire office over her support for a ban on fox hunting with dogs.

Members of the Colne Valley Beagles gathered outside Kali Mountford's office in Slaithwaite on Friday calling on her to oppose the Bill.

Manure was pushed through the office letterbox during the demonstration.

The Labour MP confirmed she has received 4,500 letters urging her to change her mind on the subject.

Ms Mountford was at home during the protest, but two members of her staff were inside the Carr Lane office during the demonstration.

She said: "My views on hunting have been clear through two elections and I have met representatives of the Colne Valley Beagles many times and told them how I would vote.

"I voted with my conviction as I think my constituents would expect me to do and I will not be intimidated into changing my vote."


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